Demon talent

NZ’s Emily Barclay was named Best Lead Actress for her role in Suburban Mayhem at the Australian Film Industry (AFI) awards, December 7. The 22-year-old beat heavyweights Laura Linney (Jindabyne), Abbie Cornish Candy) and Teresa Palmer (2:37) for the honour. “Emily is very, very brave and the performance needed to be slightly reckless – a demon that possesses your soul for a while,” said Suburban Mayhem director Paul Goldman in the Herald Sun. The film itself was nominated for 12 AFI’s and won three – for Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hayes) and Best Original Music Score (Mick Harvey).


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Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

For a small country with a film industry that is export-driven, the quality of New Zealand’s incentives is critical, Variety’s Asia bureau chief Patrick Frater reports. Despite the kudos and tourism dollars…